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I am looking for bumper bolts for the front and rear of my '64 Buick Electra. Does anyone have a line on where I can buy them? They are hidden bolts and have  kind of T shaped head.

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If you can't find them they likely can be easily fabricated. Yes, a pix or drawing would help........................Bob

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Many bumper bolts of that era had exposed, rounded heads with the threads being behind the bumper to hold it to the frame brackets.  Many bolts of this type had a capped head over the basic rounded head, for many years.  More "universal in nature", except possibly for the radius of the curve on the cap . . . some flatter than others, I believe.  Some "normal" bumper bolts will have a plated top rather than capped, but this will be obvious.  All had a square "below the cap" section to index with the square hole in the bumper.  Most were the same size, as I recall.

 

GM probably had a specific part number on them, but it probably fit many other vehicles, too.

 

NTX5467

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He's not asking about the chrome topped bolts that most car manufacturers used in that era.  He is asking about hidden bolts that slide into a slot on the backside of the bumper.  They didn't go through the bumper.  The "T" shape allowed the bolt to slide in the slot on the back of the bumper.  I have seen them but I can't remember which car used them.  I'm thinking they were used on the front bumper of the '64-65 Skylark/Special.  I also restored a '69 Riviera so that might be the car I am thinking of. Sorry. I don't know where you could get them but I hope this narrows your search.

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12 hours ago, cobravii said:

I am looking for bumper bolts for the front and rear of my '64 Buick Electra. Does anyone have a line on where I can buy them? They are hidden bolts and have  kind of T shaped head.

 

Check McMaster-Carr. T head bolts........................Bob

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1 hour ago, ol' yeller said:

He's not asking about the chrome topped bolts that most car manufacturers used in that era.  He is asking about hidden bolts that slide into a slot on the backside of the bumper.  They didn't go through the bumper.  The "T" shape allowed the bolt to slide in the slot on the back of the bumper.  I have seen them but I can't remember which car used them.  I'm thinking they were used on the front bumper of the '64-65 Skylark/Special.  I also restored a '69 Riviera so that might be the car I am thinking of. Sorry. I don't know where you could get them but I hope this narrows your search.

 

This. I don't think I have any laying around, but can check. Someone on 65GS.com will have some if you take the time to register.

 

Mark

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I was able to get away with carriage bolts for the rear.... haven't tackled the front yet

 

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